MP Surgery: Hugh Merriman, our MP, will be holding a local surgery today, Friday 17th March, in the Village Hall, 9.30-11am. He will be joined by Angharad Davies, our east Sussex County Councillor, and you are invited to go along to discuss any local problems, issues or areas of concern which you might have. Tea and biscuits will be provided.
Craft Fayre: Just in time for Mothers’ Day – Northiam Bonfire Society’s next Craft Fayre has 35 stalls with a wonderful range of handmade items, from jewellery to plants (OK the handmade bit rather falls down there, but you know what I mean!). The group who have been sewing for Chitiwiri will be there with supplies for your own sewing projects and the stalls will give you inspiration! Home-made cakes and bacon rolls will sustain you and, naturally, there is no charge for entry or parking, so come along to the Village Hall on Saturday 18th 10am – 2pm.
Toddlers: Northiam Tadpoles baby & toddler group meet every Tuesday 9.15 - 11.15am at Pretious Sports Hall, Main Street (the hall between the primary school and nursery.) The session is £2.50 per family (to cover costs) for age 0-5’s which includes a healthy snack for the children, drinks and biscuits for the parents/carers, there are lots of toys out for all ages and finishes with song time.
Line Dancing: On Tuesdays we have Line Dancing in the Village Hall at 10am. New people are very welcome - you don’t need any special clothing, and just comfy footwear. Sessions are £5, and there is a discount for booking ahead. Call Helen (01797 252087) to book a
place or find out more.
Over 60s: Come along to the Village Hall at 2pm on Tuesday for the nail-biting excitement of a Beetle Drive – strangely addictive!
Thursday Seniors: Thursday Seniors’ Club meets every Thursday in Northiam Village Hall from 10.30am until 2.30pm. All pensioners are welcome, and free door to door transport can be arranged for anyone in Northiam, Beckley, Peasmarsh and Broad Oak if you are on the Rye Community Bus route. The cost is £7 and includes welcome tea/coffee, a freshly cooked 2 course meal, extend chair exercises and a talk/entertainment. Call Joan 252568, Jane 252973 or Linda 252283 to find out more as a member or a helper.
Bank: The NatWest mobile bank calls at the Village Hall car park each Thursday 1.15-2.15pm.
Chitiwiri: There is a clothing collection for Chitiwiri due on 28th March, so all those unwanted items can be turned into lifesaving necessities in Malawi. If you would like to donate any unwanted items of clothing, household linens, toiletries or soft toys, please take them to Forge House. They will be much appreciated.
Quiz: Time for another chance to pit our wits against each other! The Bowls Club will be holding their popular annual Quiz Night on Saturday 1st April. Teams are for 8 people, and entry is £8.50 to include a fish and chip (etc) supper. John Taylor is the man to contact – 253549. See you there! Apologies for anyone who thought the entry fee was somewhat extortionate last week, I was having a funny turn (or trying to frighten off the opposition, more likely!)
10k Run: Northiam will be holding a 10k run on 17th September. The Bonfire Society have negotiated with Kent & East Sussex Railway and Bodiam Castle (National Trust) to hold an accurately measured road race with chip timing between the station and the castle – picturesque eh? Generous sponsorship from Gardenscape and Bourne Sport has enabled us to commit to this great new event in the village calendar. Share the word and visit www.rothervalley10k.co.uk.
Church Services: 19th St Mary’s: 8am Holy Communion, 10.30am Come Praise
St Teresa’s: 9am Mass
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